Look for a tight coil and only an inch or two of stem beyond the coil. Choose small, firm, brightly colored fiddlehead ferns with no signs of softness or yellowing.
Nutrient Content Claims
Fat free, Saturated fat free, Cholesterol free, Sodium free, Good source of vitamin B-2, Good source of copper, Good source of phosphorous, Good source of potassium, High in vitamin B-3, High in vitamin C, High in manganese
Fresh fiddleheads keep well cooled and tightly wrapped to prevent drying out for up to 3 days. However, they are best used as soon as possible after harvest.